Careers:

Management Development Programme

We’re expanding our Management Development Programme.

We are looking for candidates with innovative ideas, strategic thinking and ambition to join our team.

Whilst you are on the programme we will provide you with support, and the opportunity to grow, both personally and professionally, to help you develop into the future leaders of our company.

But we’re only looking for purple cows! Do you have what it takes to join our herd?

THE PURPLE COW

“A purple cow... Now that would be interesting....” “Something remarkable is worth talking about. Worth noticing. Exceptional. New. Interesting. It’s a Purple Cow. Boring stuff is invisible. It’s a brown cow.”

Purple Cow by Seth Godin (Penguin Publishing)

What to expect from us:


Our Management Development Programme is an intensive programme that is broken into placements, each lasting 6 months.

You will work in different areas of the business developing unique skills and knowledge in each, ready to take on a Management role at the end of your placements.

The Management Development Programme is based in our Central London office or our office in the Scottish Borders, with the chance to travel extensively.

You will have the opportunity to gain valuable experience in many areas of the business, including:

  • Product Development & Design
  • Technical Department
  • Marketing
  • Retail
  • eCommerce
  • Finance
  • Human Resources
  • Customer Services
  • Analytics
  • Warehouse Operations
  • Planning and Production

Meet our current MDP's:

Our current MDP Participants share their experiences

How to Apply:


Aside from the usual uploading of your CV, we would like you to show us an insight into who you are as a person, what you are passionate about and what makes you exceptional!

You can use any format that you feel conveys your personality best...

The opportunities are endless: want to make a video? We’ll get the popcorn ready. A blog post? We love a bit of light reading. Or, just a picture that represents who you are? When we say any format, we mean it!

Application Tips:

Bear in mind we are an innovative brand with big ambitions – we want you to think outside the box.

Show your commercial acumen and how you have demonstrated this in the past.

Show you’re prepared for the £100,000 challenge.

What makes you our next purple cow?

If your application is successful, you will be invited to an assessment day on the 15th August in our London HQ.

Applications Close on 1st August 2019

Applications Closed

Applications are now closed. If you have any questions please contact us via email mdpenquiries@lyleandscott.com

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